Advice of Fools
"his wife asked, "Why do you still trust God? Why don't you curse him and die?"
It's seems obvious to me, that while Job loved and respected God, his wife did not feel the same. Job tells her not to talk like a fool. And further explains that if we accept the blessings from God, we must accept trouble as well.
How many of us are like Job's wife. We want the blessings and as long as everything is going according to "our" plan, we "play" the good christian. Yet the minute that things start to swerve from the path we laid out, we turn our backs on God. Jesus told us we would have troubles. Jesus tells us to take up our cross and follow him. The cross symbolizes many things but one thing is for sure, it is a picture of pain. Crucifixion was used by the Romans, because it was a cruel and agonizing way to die.
When troubles come our way - and they will, our faith determines whether we curse God, or run to him.
Created 10 months ago